St. Louis Missouri (2/28/2011) - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Blue InnerView: Cyanotype Photographs by Jane Linders

- Artist's reception April 8, 2011, 6-9PM during the Maplewood Harp Attack Artswalk

‐ Location: S. Carmody Photography, 2707 Sutton Blvd. Maplewood MO 63143

- Info: 314-401-8089;

‐ Free event, open to the public

- Show runs through May 31, 2011

S. Carmody Photography presents Blue InnerView, cyanotype photographs by St. Louis-based photographer, Jane Linders. Linders' images consist of architectural elements which are then printed onto pages of a 1939 Sheet Metal Handbook (acquired on a recent dumpster diving expedition).

Regarded as master at alternative photographic techniques such a Polaroid transfers and Holga, Linders this time uses cyanotype as the preferred medium. Cyanotypes, also called "sun prints," are one of the oldest photographic printing processes, dating back to 1842. This inexpensive, simple and permanent process was used for copying architectural plans before the copy machine was invented, hence the name “blue print.” By printing Cyanotypes on up-cycled, vintage handbook pages, Linders explores the connection and blurs the barrier between science, architecture and art.

Photos include images of local St. Louis architecture (Compton Hill Water Tower), France (Eiffel Tower) and many destinations in-between. Linders enjoys the vivid blue color, the simplicity, the "hands-on" aspect of the cyanotype process as well as the unique texture and character of the papers it is printed on. Nonetheless, she regards the technique as a tool, not a goal.

Linders is an award-winning photographer whose prints appear in numerous national and international collections. Her work has exhibited in venues from her St. Louis hometown to the Smithsonian Museum in Washington D.C. On March 6, 2011 at 10AM her image of St. Louis' EAT RITE Diner will be featured on the Smithsonian Spotlight: Picture Perfect on the Smithsonian Channel. The show will be re-aired at 8PM on March 8, 2011. For more information visit this link:

The opening reception coincides with the Maplewood ArtsWalk which will feature art and live harpists.